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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2007, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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I seem to be having problems with various knobs on my guitars when I change them. For example, I often change potentiometers to CTS pots, only to find that the old knobs are loose. Are there any differences between the various shafts of certain brand pots?
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Re: Potentiometers

Not sure about brands, but I know that most, if not all, import posts are smaller than USA posts.

ps You said "shaft"
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Re: Potentiometers

Yeah I found they're diferent sizes, but I use dimarzio knobs with the screw so it doesn't effect me.
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Re: Potentiometers

I'm referring to the actualy shaft that you push the knob onto. I tried placing a knob from one of my RG's onto my PRS (with CTS pots), only to find that the CTS pot's shaft was too big.
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The CTS is American, the RG pots arent. Ive had to route out control plates and replace knobs because of this.
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Re: Potentiometers

So if I were to buy Ibanez replacement knobs for a guitar that has CTS pots, they would not fit, right?
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More than likely no, it wouldnt fit.
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Re: Potentiometers

All right. Well, all my Strat-like knobs seem to be interchangeable, both on my RG550 (fully stock) and my American Strat. However, when I take a dome knob from my RG770 (which, ironically, was wired in the USA), it is too small to fit on any other knobs.
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